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Healing Traditions free pdf Aboriginal people in Canada have diverse cultures but share common social and political challenges that have contributed to their experiences of health and illness. This collection addresses the origins of mental health and social problems and the emergence of culturally responsive approaches to services and health promotion. Divided into four sections, this book provides an overview of the mental health of indigenous people- origins and representations of social suffering- transformations of identity and community- and traditional healing and mental health services. The cross-cutting themes include: the impact of colonialism, sedentarization, and forced assimilation- the importance of land for indigenous identity and an ecocentric self- notions of space and place as part of the cultural matrix of identity and experience- and processes of healing and spirituality as sources of resilience.

About Laurence J. Kirmayer

LAURENCE J. KIRMAYER is James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University- Director of the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Institute for Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal- and Co-Director of the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. GAIL GUTHRIE VALASKAKIS was Director of Research, Aboriginal Healing Foundation, Ottawa, and Co-Director of the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research.

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Author : Laurence J. Kirmayer
Publisher : University of British Columbia Press
Data Published : 01 July 2009
ISBN : 0774815248
EAN : 9780774815246
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 528 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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